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Several years ago, a group of friends decided to build an electric car. More specifically, we decided to convert an old Ford Contour to electric by replacing the existing gasoline motor with an electric motor and the fuel tank with batteries. We quickly realized that a major obstacle was communication with (i.e. tricking) the various computer within the car. We wanted the gears in the automatic transmission to shift at the ideal time, the fuel gauge to display battery capacity and generally wanted our “new” car to perform exactly how we wanted.

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And you may ask yourself: Well...How did [we] get here?

Several years ago, a group of friends decided to build an electric car. More specifically, we converted an old Ford Contour to electric by replacing the existing gasoline motor with an electric motor and the fuel tank with batteries.

Rather quickly we realized that a major obstacle was convincing the various computers within the car to not be upset after its engine had gone missing...

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